- UC Santa Cruz
- Visual Studies PhD
My research focuses on the performance and embodiment of time in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and its implications for the creation of a social memory. I am also interested in traces of these concepts as practiced and represented by contemporary indigenous (Maya) cultures and artists.
"The Mother of Corn: an Iconographical Analysis of Female Corn Deities in Mesoamerica and the American Southwest." M.A. thesis, University of California, Riverside, 2007.
“Creatures of Creation: Embodiment of Supernaturals in Ancient Maya Ceremonies,” College Art Association Conference, New York City, 2015.
"Decolonial Aesthetics in Contemporary Maya Art," Crossing Borders Graduate Student Conference, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 2013.
“Maize Goddesses in Mesoamerica,” Southern California Mesoamerican Network, Los Angeles, CA, 2013.
"(Re)Considering Contemporary Maya Visual Practices." College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, 2012.
Pre-Hispanic Maya Visual Culture
Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica Visual Culture
Gender in Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica
Indigenous Art in the Contemporary moment
UC Mexus Dissertation Grant (2015-2016)
Arts Dean Summer Research Grant (2015)
Integrative Graduate Humanities Education and Researach Training Fellowship: Indigeneity in an Expanded Field (2014-2016)
UC Cota-Robles Fellowship (2011-2014)
Chancellor's Fellowship (2010-2011)
UC MEXUS Student and Postdoctoral Research Grant (2011)
Arts Dean Graduate Student Travel Award (2013)
Porter Fellowship (2012, 2014)
Arts Dean Excellence Award (2012)